Finally! Summer officially arrives Saturday, June 21st as the summer solstice occurs. Here are the details, in case you want to be up when it happens.

If you're an early riser on Saturday, you can experience the very first minute of summer 2014 when it arrives at 6:51 a.m. Here's what happens during the summer solstice according to

"The sun will reach its northernmost point in the sky — known as the summer solstice — Saturday. Earth's closest star will seem to pause briefly before beginning its move southward again. In the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the longest day of the year.

Because of Earth's tilt of 23.4 degrees to its orbit, the noon sun will appear to rise and fall in the sky over the course of the year. The two extremes of this apparent movement are called the solstices, derived from the Latin words for "sun stationary."